Men’s Soccer Drops Close One in Overtime

Men’s Soccer Drops Close One in Overtime

DELAWARE, Ohio – Capital University Men's Soccer fought and clawed from two goals down and eventually tied Saturday evening's contest with Albion with 15 seconds remaining. However, Albion College overcame the late surge and ended the game in overtime by a final count of 3-2.

After the Brits scored in the 58th minute of the match, Capital found itself down two goals but ramped up its attack soon thereafter.

The Crusaders blasted 17 second-half shot attempts and eventually put a pair in the back of the Brits' net. Senior forward Cameron Bryant (Crestwood, Ky.) cut the lead in half when Curtis Baker (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) sent in a cross pass and then found the upper corner of the Albion cage in the 77th minute.

As time dwindled down, Capital kept pushing forward into Albion territory and eventually saw its efforts pay off. Junior forward Cheyn Roux sent in the equalizer with just 15 seconds left to go in regulation, forcing overtime at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex.

Despite momentum favoring the Crusaders as overtime opened, the Brits filed the game-winning goal in the 96th minute of the contest. Bobby Budlong created space and from 25 yards out lofted a shot that beat Capital keeper, Trevor Funk, to the bottom left corner.

Funk makes six saves as part of the loss.

Capital (0-1) outshot Albion (2-0), 26-22, though the Brits held the advantage in corners, 5-3.

Due to this game being rescheduled from Friday night, Capital will face a short turnaround and play Kalamazoo College on Sunday at 4 p.m. Sunday's contest has been moved from Delaware to Bernlohr Stadium. Live stats will be provided for Sunday's match.